Many large breweries, and some small ones, filter their beer, which can strip the beer of vitamins and minerals. At Muskoka, we prefer for our beer to be as natural as possible, which is why we leave these important sources of nutrients in your beer.
In 2013, we purchased a Centrifuge, one of the first breweries in Canada to do so. The centrifuge spins the beer at a high speed so large sediment can settle to the bottom – similar to a washing machine, or the Gravitron at a local fair. This is the way beer was traditionally made, up until the macro breweries wanted their lagers to be clear, and free from sediment. When beers are filtered, it removes vitamins and minerals that enhance the flavour and aroma of your beer. By keeping our beers unfiltered, this results in more flavourful beer that’s also better for you – a win-win in our books.